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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: An observational study

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KA Nihal Gunatillaka ,

Consultant, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Colombo., LK
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MK Kelum de Silva

Senior Registrar in Rheumatology & Rehabilitation, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Colombo., LK
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Abstract

Objectives To assess demography, types of arthritis, treatment modalities and their side effects in patients with arthritis.

Method An interviewer administered questionnaire was used obtaining information from both the patient and carer.

Results Four main types of arthritis were identified viz. polyarticular onset JIA (20 patients), systemic onset JIA (18 patients), enthesitis related arthritis (13 patients) and pauciarticular onset JIA (10 patients).  

Key words: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, observational study

DOI = 10.4038/sljch.v36i3.60

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2007; 36: 96-101

How to Cite: Gunatillaka, K.N. and de Silva, M.K., 2008. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: An observational study. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 36(3), pp.96–101. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v36i3.60
Published on 24 Sep 2008.
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